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Topic: Propriety and Basis of Requesting Dua
Posted By: dawa_daily
Subject: Propriety and Basis of Requesting Dua
Date Posted: 28 August 2004 at 8:16am

Assalamualaikum Brothers and Sisters,

Inshallah my knowledge may be increased with your answers.

I have noticed that I am asked by brothers to "Please make dua for me." from time to time.  I do of course.  I am moved by these requests, Alhamdulillah, but wonder what is the custom and basis for these requestsand by basis here I mean Qu'ran or Sunnah.  When are these requests appropriate, when are they not.

May Allah multiply your blessings, peace and guidance.

Allah knows best,

Peace,

Greg.



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Volume 3, Book 43, Number 637:
Narrated 'Aisha:

The Prophet said, "The most hated person in the sight of Allah is the most quarrelsome person."



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Posted By: hamayoun
Date Posted: 29 August 2004 at 11:57am
AA

Yes, it is authentically reported that the Prophet(SAW) asked Umar to make dua for him. If you want me to, I can try and find the exact hadith.

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Posted By: dawa_daily
Date Posted: 30 August 2004 at 8:42am

Assalamualaikum Brother hamayoun,

That will not be necessary, that it is a hadith is sufficient.  I am curious about the practical side of asking though.  I have spent a good deal of my life being rather impulsive and brash and, Alhamdulillah, am probably more aware of being and acting polite than ever before.  I do not wish to cause my Brothers and Sisters any discomfort by asking for dua when it is, if not impolite exactly, at least not typical or customary.  If there is no real etiquette for asking that you are aware of then I shall, inshallah, not concern myself over it.  If there is any etiquette or even "rules of thumb" as it were, inshallah I will learn.

May Allah increase our knowledge and multiply your blessings,

Peace,

Greg.



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Volume 3, Book 43, Number 637:
Narrated 'Aisha:

The Prophet said, "The most hated person in the sight of Allah is the most quarrelsome person."


Posted By: Munawar
Date Posted: 30 August 2004 at 11:41am
Asalamualaikum Brother,

I could be mistaken, but there is no ettiquette for asking others to make dua for you. You can say it every sentance if you wish. haha. It's a good thing, and its beneficial for people to make dua for you. Esspecially religious people.

Muslims used to ask the Prophet for his dua's all the time.

Munawar

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Posted By: dawa_daily
Date Posted: 30 August 2004 at 11:56am

Asalamualaikum Brother,

Alhamdulillah!  Thank you for the Good News!

Peace and blessings of Allah be upon you!

Greg.



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Volume 3, Book 43, Number 637:
Narrated 'Aisha:

The Prophet said, "The most hated person in the sight of Allah is the most quarrelsome person."


Posted By: blueberry pie
Date Posted: 30 August 2004 at 3:21pm
Question :

What is the ruling on a Muslim asking a brother in Islam who he thinks is a good person to make du’aa’ for him when he is going for Hajj or on some other journey, and asking him to make du’aa’ for him in his absence? Because the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) praised Uways and urged his Sahaabah (may Allaah be pleased with him) to ask him to make du’aa’ for them (the hadeeth of Uways al-Qurani was reported by Muslim, no. 2542). Did Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah regard it as makrooh to do this and say that the hadeeth applied only to Uways?
Please explain to us.

Answer :

Praise be to Allaah.

Asking a person to make du’aa’ for you who you think will have his du’aa’s answered, either because of his righteousness or because he is going to a place where one hopes his du’aa’s will be answered, such as travelling or going for Hajj or ‘Umrah, etc., is OK in principle. But if there is the fear that something that is not right may result from it, such as the person who makes the request relying on the person whom he has asked, or always relying on other people with regard to matters in which he should call on his Lord, or there is the fear that the person of whom the request is made may become arrogant and think that he has reached such a level that people ask him to make du’aa’ for them, then this is sufficient reason not to do this, because in this case it leads to something that is not right. If it does not lead to something that is not right, then in principle it is permissible, but still we say that it should not be done, because it was not the custom of the Sahaabah (may Allaah be pleased with them) to ask one another to make du’aa’ for one another. The hadeeth in which the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is reported to have said to ‘Umar, “Do not forget us in your du’aa’, O my brother” (reported by Abu Dawood, no. 1498, and al-Tirmidhi, no. 3557) is a weak hadeeth and there is no proof that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said this.

With regard to the fact that the Sahaabah (may Allaah be pleased with them) asked the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) to make du’aa’ for them, it is well-known that no one else can reach the level of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), so when ‘Ukaashah ibn Muhsan asked him to pray that he would be one of those who would enter Paradise without being called to account or being punished, he said, “You will be one of them” (reported by al-Bukhaari, no. 6541; Muslim, no. 216, 218, 220), and when another man came and asked the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) to ask Allaah to send them rain, he did so (reported by al-Bukhaari, no. 1013; Muslim, 897).

With regard to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) advising his companions to ask Uways al-Qurani to make du’aa’ for them, this undoubtedly applied only in his case, and it is known that Uways was not on the same level as Abu Bakr or ‘Umar or ‘Uthmaan or ‘Ali, or other Sahaabah. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not tell anyone among his Sahaabah to ask anyone to make du’aa’ for them.

To sum up, we can say: there is no sin in asking someone to make du’aa’ for you that you hope will have his du’aa’ answered, on the condition that this does not involve anything that is wrong, but it is better and more appropriate not to do this.


Liqa’ al-Baab al-Maftooh by Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, 212 (www.islam-qa.com)



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Posted By: dawa_daily
Date Posted: 30 August 2004 at 3:54pm

Assalamualaikum Brother Bluberry,

I believe this is very helpful and very illuminating.  My sincerest thanks, you have provided a very solid resource.

Peace and blessings of Allah be upon you.

Greg



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Volume 3, Book 43, Number 637:
Narrated 'Aisha:

The Prophet said, "The most hated person in the sight of Allah is the most quarrelsome person."


Posted By: Zahrah
Date Posted: 30 August 2004 at 5:27pm

Assalamualaykum,

Oops! Sorry, didn’t realise that my 14yr old daughter (Blueberry Pie) who joined a couple of days ago and just posted her introduction had not logged off, so I posted above in her name by mistake. I have mentioned it to her and she asked me to correct the mistake.

 We just wanted to clear that up so as not to deceive anyone. Allah knows our intention.

Your Sister in Deen.

 

 



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Ramadan Mubarak


Posted By: dawa_daily
Date Posted: 31 August 2004 at 8:53am

Assalamualaikum Sr. Zahrah,

Then I address my last post to you! .

Thank you.

Peace and blessings upon you and your family!

Greg.



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Volume 3, Book 43, Number 637:
Narrated 'Aisha:

The Prophet said, "The most hated person in the sight of Allah is the most quarrelsome person."



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